!!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

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The Cure
19
48%
The Police
9
23%
The MC5
12
30%
 
Total votes: 40

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Re: !!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

Postby slightbreeze » 05 Jan 2018, 00:01

The Cure for me. From the debut until the mid 90's, they produced fabulous music. We're talking consistency for 15 years. MC 5 were fine, but a 5 minute wonder, and the Police produced a fair amount of excellent singles but patchy albums.

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Re: !!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

Postby Copehead » 05 Jan 2018, 00:12

If I had to listen to one band's entire catalogue - The Police
If I had to listen to one band's 5 best songs ( of my choice ) - The Cure
If I had to listen to one band's best song - MC5
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Re: !!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

Postby NMB » 05 Jan 2018, 11:02

I find it a bit unfair to compare the Cure with the other two bands because they've had a much longer career and so there's a lot more material to pick the highs from. If we limit them to their first 5 years, which is roughly how long the others had, then for me they weren't really all that great. I only know the 1st MC5 album but I'm not sure there's very much there apart from shambolic shoutiness. So I vote the Police who despite overfamiliarity, and despite Sting being a bit of an *rse, have several far better songs than the others ever managed.
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Re: !!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

Postby pcqgod » 05 Jan 2018, 17:08

I like all three, but think all have some serious shortcomings. I actually voted for The Cure, because I think they were the most talented and original of the three groups, although I'd probably sooner listen to a Police compilation or 'High Time' than any Cure album.
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Re: !!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

Postby Dayodead » 05 Jan 2018, 17:18

NMB wrote:I find it a bit unfair to compare the Cure with the other two bands because they've had a much longer career and so there's a lot more material to pick the highs from. If we limit them to their first 5 years, which is roughly how long the others had, then for me they weren't really all that great. I only know the 1st MC5 album but I'm not sure there's very much there apart from shambolic shoutiness. So I vote the Police who despite overfamiliarity, and despite Sting being a bit of an *rse, have several far better songs than the others ever managed.



I think taking the first five years of The Cure makes it even more apparent how much better they were...1979-84 (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Pornography,The Walk ep, The Top)..

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Re: !!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

Postby The Beatles » 05 Jan 2018, 17:26

pcqgod wrote:'High Time'


FINALLY!

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Re: !!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

Postby mission » 10 Jan 2018, 03:47

In theory MC5 rock like motherfuckers, The Police are unpleasant muso chancers who sucked the life out of reggae and spewed out a couple of pop hits one begrudgingly acknowledges as okay and The Cure are a curio pop band who managed to have a freakishly large number of good singles while never being in danger of being taken seriously.

In reality, though, the MC5 are cack - tunefree fucks promising the rock and roll world but delivering a highschool atlas; The Police actually are unpleasant muso chancers who can rock like motherfuckers and who are surprisingly influential, especially in the at-first-glance unlikely arena of post-rock; and The Cure are not only one of music's great survivors, standing outside cockeyed notions like cool and relevance to deliver an astonishingly large number of great singles, but make undeniably fucking excellent sounding rock music.

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Re: !!THREE BAND SHOWDOWN II!!

Postby Pansy Puff » 10 Jan 2018, 07:57

BCB's Most Tedious Poster wrote:
pcqgod wrote:'High Time'


FINALLY!

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